Broncos’ Harris Jr.: Pay me or trade me

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris, Jr. has given the team an ultimatum. He said either pay me or trade me.

Harris, Jr. is entering a contract season in 2019. He is slated to make $7.8 million during the season.

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris, Jr. attempts to tackle Cam Newton against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50
Chris Harris, Jr. attempts to tackle Cam Newton against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 (Getty Images)

The 29-year-old Bixby, Oklahoma native was undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has been with the Broncos since 2011 after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent.

He has spent the last eight seasons with the team. In 2018, he appeared in 12 games, including 12 starts with the team.

He had 49 tackles, including one tackle for a loss, and one quarterback hit. Harris, Jr., had 1.0 sacks, three interception, including one returned for a touchdown; and 10 pass deflections.

This past season was the first-time in his career that he had played in fewer than 15 games. He played in 15 games during the 2012 season.

In his career, he has had 123 appearances, including 105 starts. He had 471 tackles, including 22 tackles for a loss, and 10 quarterback hits.

He also had 4.5 sacks, 19 interceptions, including four returned for touchdowns; five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and 80 pass deflections.

Despite being undrafted, Harris, Jr., is a four-time Pro Bowl selection. He was also a first-team All-Pro in 2016.

He was also a two-time second-team All-Pro selection in 2014 and 2015. Harris, Jr. was a member of the Broncos when they defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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